Man Without a Star – Blu-Ray Review

Man Without a Star is a mid-‘50s western directed by King Vidor, who was a notable director, especially in the western genre. Vidor started his career in the 1910s, and this was one of his last movies. He went on to do War and Peace with Audrey Hepburn and Solomon and Sheba, but after that … Continue reading Man Without a Star – Blu-Ray Review

The Breaking Point – Blu-Ray Review

Directed by Michael Curtiz, The Breaking Point stars John Garfield as Harry Morgan, a sport-fishing boat captain who’s taken to smuggling black-market cargo between Mexico and California because his business is on the skids. He’s got a family to provide for and takes the risk to keep up payments on his boat, which he needs … Continue reading The Breaking Point – Blu-Ray Review

Umberto D. – Blu-Ray Review

Italian neorealism was an important development in cinema during the late ’40s, immediately after the end of WW2. It was a movement led by directors who grew up and came of age during fascist Italy under Mussolini. The main filmmakers involved were Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Luchino Visconti. They rejected making films in studios and … Continue reading Umberto D. – Blu-Ray Review

Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things – Blu-Ray Review

Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things is a really bizarro exploitation film from the sunshine state of Florida. It's one of those post-Psycho horror/thrillers that plays up the crossdressing angle of Psycho for a quick cash-grab. Joseph Bracci plays the dual role of Paul and the “Aunt Martha” of the title. Paul dresses up as older lady as … Continue reading Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things – Blu-Ray Review